Duck race goes down swimmingly

HUNDREDS of yellow plastic ducks flooded down the river in Bradford on Avon in the town’s annual Easter duck race. Crowds gathered in their hundreds to watch the race and many families also took part in the Lions Club’s Easter egg hunt and bonnet...

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Lions club launch young people’s award

THE Bradford on Avon Lions club are celebrating the success of young people in the town with their new outstanding achievement award. The awards are open to those aged 15-18 and nominees must demonstrate that they have made an outstanding contributio...

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Police news in short from Bradford on Avon

House broken into ITEMS from an upstairs room were stolen when a house in Woolley Terrance, Bradford on Avon was broken into during the afternoon on April 16. Purse is stolen A PURSE and it’s contents was stolen from St Margaret’s Hall, B...

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MP speaks about local elections and Brexit

CHIPPENHAM is be a target seat for the Liberal Democrats in the next General Elections according to leading MP Jo Swinson, when she visited Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge. Voters in both town met her and the consituency’s LibDem candidate Helen Be...

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Popular boater drowned after a night out

A POPULAR canal boater died after falling into the Bradford on Avon Marina following a night out at the nearby pub. Rodney James Parr, 57, had spent the last night of his life drinking with friends in The Boathouse pub on the Trowbridge Road at Bradf...

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Trio of Wiltshire runners in the London Marathon set to raise cash for different charities

WITH the London Marathon just a week away (Sunday, April 28), training is heating up for Bradford on Avon resident John Chapman as he gets ready to run in a Poppy Factory T-shirt. The 61-year-old father of three has completed the London Marathon befo...

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Keep helicopter in the sky with new game

A NEW mobile game created for Wiltshire Air Ambulance will help the county’s lifesaving charity attract support in a fun, engaging way. Developers at OJO Solutions, based in Bradford on Avon, have donated £15,000 worth of studio time to build the ...

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Staff celebrate after outstanding inspection report

Wiltshire Heights care home is celebrating achieving the highest rating by their industry regulator, the Care Quality Commission. During an inspection, which took place in January, the team were praised around their cohesive working practices, dignif...

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Drinking in town is a cause for concern

GROUPS of people who have been seen drinking alcohol in Westbury Gardens in Bradford on Avon are become a concern for the town and the council. Many locals have taken to social media in search for a way of stopping the behaviour which has been descri...

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Easter Monday bonnets and eggs fun in Victory Field in Bradford on Avon

ON Easter Monday in Victory Field on Pound Lane in Bradford on Avon, there’s a chance to bag an Easter Egg in a hunt for tokens hidden in the park. The town’s Lions Club are behind the family event which also features an Easter Bonnet Com...

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Volunteer to receive royal silver coins

A PENSIONER charity worker from Holt has been nominated to receive The Maundy Money from the Queen at Windsor this Easter. George Kent, 85 boxes up all sorts of goods, second hand and new, to help the island of Dominica and stores the boxes around th...

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Comedian’s stand up tour comes to town

Fresh from appearing on the 2018 series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Seann Walsh will be coming to Bradford on Avon as he heads back on tour with his new show After This One, I’m Going Home. The tour will be ...

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Paedophile solicitor and youth group leader jailed for more than eight years

A RESPECTED solicitor who defended paedophiles in court has been jailed for more than eight years for sexual assaults on young girls and boys from a church youth group three decades ago. ‘Evil’ Mike Pulsford sexually assaulted three boys and thre...

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UKIP south west MEP hopeful criticised over ‘rape’ tweet

A UKIP candidate was last night condemned for a tweet in which he reportedly told a Labour MP he “wouldn’t even rape her”. Swindon man Carl Benjamin, who is better known as YouTuber Sargon of Akkad, is standing in May’s European Parliament el...

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The Easter egg hunt in on

CHILDREN and their families sported a variety of homemade Easter bonnets for a competition and Easter egg hunt in Bradford on Avon on Tuesday morning. Organised by Bradford on Avon Youth, families charged round the Victory fields despite a spot of ra...

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